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The Wars Inside Chile's Barracks: Remembering Military Service Under Pinochet.


The Wars Inside Chile's Barracks: Remembering Military Service Under Pinochet

Leith Passmore

University of Wisconsin Press


279 pages



Critical Human Rights


This study describes the personal results of compulsory military service under Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, when about 370,000 young men were conscripted into the military during the period from 1973 to 1990. The men were both perpetrators and victims of torture, psychological abuse, forced labor, and other human rights abuses, and the author details their movement for reparations and truth. The book is based on unpublished military statistics, unpublished documents produced by ex-conscript groups, legal cases, government and military reports, and oral and written testimonies of ex-conscripts. The book owes much to the oral histories and interviews the author conducted with ex-conscripts, their leaders, and their attorneys between 2011 and 2015. B&w maps are included. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Dec 1, 2017
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